Sunday, May 13, 2012
Legal High eps 1-4
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Sakai Masato is Komikado Kensuke, a lawyer with a 100% winning record who will do anything to win. He used to be partners with Yabe Kenzo who is the villain of the series but something happened to break their partnership. Aragaki Yui plays the idealistic and naive lawyer who at the beginning of the series works for Yabe Kenzo as an expert in foreign transactions who does her first pro bono case as a defence lawyer in a criminal case.
WHAT I LIKED
- Komikado sensei doing anything to win including hiring people to protest outside court, tampering with witnesses and blackmail.
- Komikado calling Aragaki Yui an asadora heroine because of her misguided and ignorant sense of 'justice'. I like how it question right and wrong, especially in ep 4 in regards to the crusading lawyer and the residents who have other reasons for suing the property developers.
- Its kind of a very light version of Boston Legal/Ally McBeal.
- Aragaki Yui's acting being tolerable.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
- The legal arguments just aren't interesting/funny. Instead it goes for sentimental parables which just I just find boring.(see ep 3)
- There's something missing from Legal High because I always find myself skipping scenes. Whether its Komikado not being as strong a character as Bengoshi no Kuzu or if there is a lack of chemistry between the leads, I don't know.
I'm just indifferent about the characters and series and don't really care about watching the next episode. Makes me feel like watching Bengoshi no Kuzu though browsing my old reviews, it seems that show is weak in terms of legal stories and is carried by Toyokawa Etsushi's acting. Legal High is watchable since there's nothing I really hate but I don't feel compelled to watch the next episode either.